After surgery 21 years ago I found out I am allergic to topical iodine treatment.
Five yrs later I "became" allergic to shrimp. Not all seafood, just shrimp. My family doctor at the time said it was probably the high iodine content in shrimp only. I never mentioned the reaction to topical iodine to that doctor, I never even thought of it
Two years after that (10 yrs ago) I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and sent to an endo and he put me on synthroid, which I have been taking ever since. My doctor has all my levels correct but I still have morning slugginess and the afternoon slump and I cannot seem to lose any weight. I am not sure if my doctor even knows about my iodine allergy, I will tell him at my next appt. in June.
In the mean time does anyone know if I should be using iodized salt or is that the same as my other iodine allergies?
Is there a connection between my iodine allergy and my hypothyroidism?
Any help would be appreciated.
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